JBEI’s Jenny Mortimer Selected for World Economic Forum Honor

May 20, 2016


Jenny Mortimer, Director of Plant Systems Biology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, is one of 50 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 who has been selected to participate alongside business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which is taking place from June 26-28 in Tianjin, China.

Scientists are chosen from all regions of the world and represent a wide range of disciplines so they can contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends from their fields. Davies and Mortimer were chosen for this prestigious honor because they exhibit exceptional creativity, thought leadership and high growth potential in their work. As young scientists, they have demonstrated commitment to public service and actively play a transformational role in integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good.